Cheryl Cole has confessed she found dating hard after her split from husband Ashley Cole, because she felt she was cheating on him.

The 29-year-old singer – who has found new love with dancer Tre Holloway – split from footballer Ashley after more than four years together, following allegations that he had cheated emerged in the newspapers.

Cheryl told Glamour magazine: “It takes a long time after you’ve been with someone as long as I was [with Ashley] not to feel like you’re cheating on them.

“That may sound crazy, but it’s the way I felt after him. I had completely committed myself.”

But she insisted she doesn’t want pity.

She said: “I’m not unlucky in love or anything else. And I’m absolutely not a victim. I’m strong, happy and settled – and I really don’t give a s**t any more.”

Girls Aloud star Cheryl hit out at internet trolls who criticised her weight, comparing it to ‘bullying in the workplace’.

She said: “You can’t call someone who’s a size six fat.

“An average woman is a size ten to 12, so if you’re calling me fat because I’m a size six, and I have never ever been bigger than an eight, you’re causing women some serious issues. When you’re on the receiving end of it, it’s nothing short of bullying in the workplace.”